About Sourcing Innovation

Sourcing Innovation is a resource for sourcing, procurement, and supply chain professionals who are interested in improving themselves and the overall performance of their organizations. Sourcing Innovation is education about, and in-depth analysis of, technologies and approaches that can have a profound impact on the way you do business. The editor believes that the more you know, the better your chances of success.

That’s why Sourcing Innovation brings you in-depth technology and vendor analyses, reviews and analysis of some of the more important articles and white-papers that pop-up from time to time, as well as best practices and deep dives into specific solution areas. Sourcing Innovation also explores key issues that you need to be aware of as a sourcing professional.

Sourcing Innovation, started in June of 2006, is authored and edited by Michael Lamoureux, aka the doctor, a Computer Science PhD who has been heavily involved in the Sourcing and Supply Chain Space since 2000 and the e-Commerce space since 1997. With particular expertise in analytics, modeling, and optimization, the doctor is able to dive much deeper into technology and core issues than the average blogger (who tends to come from a business background in marketing, management, solutions consulting, or system implementation, and is therefore unable to comment credibly on technology).

A second primary goal of this blog to raise awareness of innovative best practices and technologies that are relatively unknown but that could be used by a large number of organizations to elevate their performance as a whole. When one combines the impending talent crunch with the rapid rise of developing nations like China and India, innovation takes on a whole new importance, since it might be the only way North America, Western Europe, and other developed nations will be able to compete in the coming decades. Furthermore, the rapid fall of the US dollar in 2007 and the rapid rise in energy and raw material prices globally since 2006 indicate that global business is reaching a fork in the road, and only the organizations that continually innovate will be able to find the path that leads to continued success.

Sourcing Innovation also acts as a focal point for the sourcing community. A large number of blogs have come and gone over the last couple of years, and at any given time it’s hard to know who’s blogging, on what topic, and where the thought leaders have gone. To this effect, Sourcing Innovation regularly organizes cross-blog posting series that focus on important, key topics and regularly invites the thought leaders to guest post. To date, Sourcing Innovation has successfully tackled The Future of Sourcing, The Top Three, and Sustainability and has brought together between one dozen and two dozen leading bloggers and thinkers on each topic as well as attracting around 100 of the space’s thought leaders to its virtual pages.

For more information on Sourcing Innovation, please check out the posts in the About Category. You might also want to check out Where Is My Market Going?.

For more information on the doctor, you might want to check out What Does the doctor Do? and What Does the doctor Do? For Executives.

For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor, and influencing the influencers, you should check out Why I’m Going To Sponsor SI! and The SI Open Pricing Model.

To contact the doctor, e-mail thedoctor <at> sourcinginnovation <dot> com.

P.S.: For those of you who still haven’t figured out how to use Google to do basic research, I am NOT the Senator and member of the Republican Party of Arkansas, I am not the Professor of Mathematics and Geoscience from the University of Calgary (and Halifax, where I currently reside, is about 4,444 km from Vancouver), and I have nothing to do with the Lamoureux Consulting Group.  I’d also like to remind you that I’m faceless, (my)spaceless, and twitter-free (and that means I’m not this twit or this twit either) — and thoroughly intend on staying that way. You can find me on Linked-In and Plaxo, but don’t look for me on the social butterfly sites. I’d rather spend my time productively.

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